A Planet's Odyssey


We will celebrate the world premiere of Daniel Perttu’s, A Planet’s Odyssey for piano and orchestra. This concerto is in a “theme and variations” form that begins with the Big Bang – a triumphant, bombastic burst of sound that explodes into fruition to begin this musical journey.

Grammy award-winning pianist Jeffrey Biegel returns to the Canton Symphony Orchestra to lead the audience on a visit to each planet with melodies evoking their characteristics, and exploring the planetary discoveries of the past thirty years.

“Biegel’s virtuosity was breathtaking, his technique in executing the work’s lavish trills and muscular arpeggiations clear, concise, and thrilling throughout. But it’s the second movement — ironically, anything but humorous — that lifted me up into Biegel’s mesmerizing state of impassioned lyricism. In this protracted moment of emotive profundity, his playing was a warm, slow pouring out of rapturous grace.” -Tom Wachunas – ClevelandClassical.com, from his performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Canton Symphony Orchestra on March 2nd, 2019.

Considered one of the most famous pieces of British music ever composed, the Canton Symphony Orchestra will conclude the concert with “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s, The Planets. This rollicking and jolly movement includes the gorgeous chorale section that inspired the widely adapted tune, “Thaxted,” melody for the British patriotic hymn, “I Vow to Thee My Country.”


Beethoven             Lenore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Perttu                     A Planet’s Odyssey for Piano and Orchestra – WORLD PREMIERE


Chopin                  Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante in E-flat Major

Haydn                  Il Mondo della luna

Mozart                 Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, 4th movement

Holst                    The Planets: IV. Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity



Jeffrey Biegel, piano


$10 / $20 / $30 / $40
Student Tickets (18+ with ID): FREE
Children 17 and under: FREE
* Children’s and Student tickets available over the phone or at the box office day of show with ID*
Box Office, 330-452-2094

2331 17th St. NW
Canton, Ohio  44708

Box Office: 330-452-2094
Administration: 330-452-3434
Fax: 330-452-4429

© 2012–2020 Canton Symphony Orchestra